Saturday, May 23, 2015

Altered Pages: Industrial Chicken Wire Lamp Shade

Hi everyone!  I am here to share a lamp shade I altered with MD Hobby Chicken Wire and Maps that I turned into flowers to add a vintage charm to the shade. For more info and photos please hop on over to Altered Pages for details.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoying creating!




Thursday, May 14, 2015

Journey Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick tag that could be used as a gift tag on a present for Father's Day or it could be used in a journal or a beach layout. I had created this a while back and I am just now getting around to sharing.


I cut  1/4" off of this tag to make it 3 1/8"x6" in size and then covered with a sheet of the seahorses from the Maritime 6x6 Paper Pad which is the perfect size for this tag. I inked around the edges and added other papers from the same collection which I distressed and inked too. The "Old Salt" and "Journey" images are from the Maritime Mini Ephemera diecut pack. I fussy cut those from the same diecut and adhered to the tag along with a messy bound bunch of thread.


I fussy cut more images from the paper pad and also added some clear sequins and mini flat back pearls randomly around to give the look of bubbles . 


I cut a 6" piece of Chocolate Waxed Cotton Cord and tied to the top of the tag to finish it off. And there you have it a very simple tag that looks like a lot of time was spent on it but in reality maybe an hour at the most. :-)
If you have any questions please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!



Monday, May 11, 2015

Canvas Corp: Maritime Father's Day Card

Hi everyone! I have returned from vacation at Folly Beach and while I was there I received an email that a card I submitted to Canvas Corp was selected to be featured on their blog. I was and still am super excited! For more photos and info on this card please check Canvas Corp's blog!


If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!



Monday, May 4, 2015

Sugar and Spice

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a mini recipe album I created for Canvas Corp's Save a Recipe Challenge. I started with two of the Black and Ivory File Folders as the cover of for my recipe album.
First I cut the tab off of the striped folder. 



Score at the fold 1/4" three times on the back side of the striped folder.  


The diamond pattern folder cut one inch off the tab end and scored 1/4" four times on the front side of the folder. Measure and mark 1 1/2" three times down spine of folder and punch for a total of six tiny holes.


Run three Small Binding Rings through the holes.


Adhere the diamond folder on top of the striped folder.


Now for the fun part I decorated the cover with a doily, twine, flowers, a mini Recipe Card and black tulle along with a flour sack, baking powder and barely pears that I fussy cut from the General Store on Ivory Cardstock


I also used the following Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists ( Moss, Mint Julip, Ruby Red Slipper, Monolith) to add a little to color to the images I fussy cut. The flour bag I also tied red burlap thread to the ends of the bag for a fun look. I added the fork and spoon from the Cutlery Set to finish off the cover.


I cut a sheet of the Bake and Can Recipe Cards a part, punched holes and added to the album and the inside cover is decorated with the Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe Cardstock.


Also I forgot to mention on the front cover I cut and adhered a 1 1/2" x5" piece of Black and Kraft Mini Dot Reverse Cardstock on top of the doily before I added all the other embellishments. I punched a hole on the overlapping tab and also punched a hole in the crease and threaded twine though both holes and tied off to create a closure.
If you have any questions about this recipe album please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Snow Globe Baby

Hi everyone! I am here to share a very quick post with my Eileen Hull's Art with Heart Challenge project...with only hours to spare I might add...YIKES! 
The bases of my project started with this empty jar that had Prima flowers in it. I thought wouldn't it be perfect if I could somehow turn it into a snow globe??? After much thought and looking at my different diecuts I thought the Cookie Box die would make a perfect  base for the snow globe. I cut it from Mat Board , grungy looking cardstock, printed the Tinted Babies printable and fussy cut out and then added embellishments. Below is the finished results. 


I did center and trace the lid from the bottle on the diecut and then used a box cutter to cut a hole in the center. It fits perfectly and all I did was add a little bit of glue to keep it from coming out of the cookie box.


I also used the Holiday Greenery Die to cut the small flowers and leaves out. It added the perfect touch to the snow globe.


On a side note...I am almost finished with my NEW craft room/studio!!! It has taken almost a month and I am so ready to get all my craft supplies out of boxes and into shelves and cabinets! My parents have helped with the whole process which I am so thankful for them. This morning they brought my drafting table that I used in college to the house. I am loving the fact that I will have a table for my computers, printers and other electronically stuff on one wall and my drafting table will be facing the window so I can look outside for inspiration. :-) I think I will also have enough room for a small table  to put in the center of the room in case I want to have friends over to craft with me. ;-) So if you have been wondering why I have been missing in action that is why. :-) 


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Altered Pages: A Day at the Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone! I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn't take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2"x3" photos. 


For more on how to create this mini please hop on over to the Altered Pages blog and check out my post here!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Travel Journal

Hi everyone! I'm here to share a few photos and a quick video of a travel journal I created for a swap I am in over on Junk Journal Junkies Facebook Group. Lori aka Just a Girl From the Bay from YouTube hosted this swap. If you get a chance please stop by her YouTube channel and check out some of her journals she has created...let me say they are stunning!!!


For this swap we had to use a 6"x9" clasp envelope as the base for our journal. It also had to have pockets, tuck spots and tags. I kept the inside pretty simple so whoever winds up with my journal will have plenty of room to add photos and places to journal. 


A close up of the flap.


The spine looked so naked that I added ribbon and fiber to it.


Here is a quick flip through video showing the inside. If you have any questions please let me know.


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!